Noel Morrin

Advisory Board Member

Noel is an experienced senior executive who has dedicated most of his career to providing and facilitating leadership at Group and Board level in the field of Sustainable Development in forest products (Stora Enso AB), construction & project development (Skanska AB), heavy building materials (RMC plc) and chemicals (ICI plc). He has a proven international track record defining and implementing strategies. Noel has also run an environmental NGO and headed up the UK National Environmental Technology Centre. In parallel with his corporate roles, Noel has held high-level positions of trust in business-led organisations working to boost the understanding and adoption of Sustainable Development including co-chair (2018-2020) of the WBCSD Forest Solution Group, a global network of companies from the forest products value chain. Its mission is to promote sustainable working forests and grow bio-economy opportunities.

Noel was a member of the Redefining Value Board from 2018 to 2020, a group of mostly CFOs from B2C companies working to improve corporate disclosure aligned with the Taskforce on Climate Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). He was co-founder/funder (2006-2014) of the WBCSD Energy Efficiency in Buildings Initiative to drive a fundamental rethink on energy use in buildings in the context of Climate Change; co-chair (2013-2014) of a UN Environment global policy project for the Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative to “green” the built environment value chain; key driver of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (2000-2005) of this global initiative with sixteen competitors from Europe, Asia and the Americas to develop a sector blueprint;  member (1993-95) of the project team that created the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, the preeminent international executive education programme; member (1993-1995) of a specialist team established by the Office of HRH The Prince of Wales to vet the sustainability credentials of his Warrant holders and applicants.

Noel holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) – double honours, first class – in biology and chemistry from the National University of Ireland. He has also participated in several executive programmes at IMD.